Vitamin E review - Termination Good at quenching peroxy...

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Vitamin E No chemistry Major sources-plant sources 4 toco and 4 tocotrionol o Only active is ALPHA TOCOPHEROL o All goes CCK->liver Liver –protein that takes and incrop into vldl Naturally occurring alpha-tocopherol o RRR-food All Active o Synthetic- All 8 stereoisomers in it Only half are biologically active Oxidized easily Hydroxyl group 6-need to protect Leaves liver vldl-becomes ldl, all bump and how it gets to cells Main function o Antioxidant o Quenches free radicals in cell o 3 phases radical formation Initation Prop
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Unformatted text preview: Termination Good at quenching peroxy radicals in cell membrane*** Once quenches, forms radical which has to be quenched as well which is what vit C and gluta do Premies at risk-give oxygen-oxidative environment Hemolytic anemia-cell membranes of rbc burst o All free radicals destroy BEST INDICATOR-HEMOLYSIS TEST o RDA-SAME MEN/WOMEN INTERACTION E/K UL-1000MG DAY ESTABLISHED BECAUSE OF HEMM. EFFECTS DOESNT DECREASE RISK OF EVENTS, INCREASE RISK OF HEART FAILURE...
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2009 for the course HUN 4221 taught by Professor Shellnut during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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